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Throughout the Middle Ages, great intellectuals from Jerome to Jean Gerson all commented on education. What was its purpose? What practices best achieved the intended aims? This volume introduces the central themes that ran through literature on education, from its fixation on moral instruction to recommendations on playtime. It explores writing from the first century to the educational treatises of Renaissance Italy and discusses the important place that education, even of small children, held...
Topics: Byzantine Empire, masculinity, military history
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Dec 31, 2023 Engelbert, Lynn Hughey
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This short introduction to Georges Bataille’s work examines his philosophy and literature by identifying the central theories of transgression, sovereignty and/or subjectivity, sacrifice, art and/or aesthetic radicalism, general and restricted economies, as well as the profane and the sacred by way of eroticism and ecstasy. Bataille remains a singular and complex figure, an Outsider in poststructuralist, continental philosophy, and the complexities of his interdisciplinary approach to...
Topics: Georges Bataille, Georges Bataille -- Criticism and interpretation, Georges Bataille -- Knowledge...
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Dec 31, 2023 Lynch, Sarah B.
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Throughout the Middle Ages, great intellectuals from Jerome to Jean Gerson all commented on education. What was its purpose? What practices best achieved the intended aims? This volume introduces the central themes that ran through literature on education, from its fixation on moral instruction to recommendations on playtime. It explores writing from the first century to the educational treatises of Renaissance Italy and discusses the important place that education, even of small children, held...
Topics: Education -- Early works to 1800, Education -- Medieval, Education -- Medieval Textbooks
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Dec 30, 2023 Niemoczynski, Leon
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This book introduces the underlying ideas which have created the constellation of thought commonly referred to as Speculative Realism (SR). In a non-technical style  Speculative Realism: An Epitome  explores the thought of three contemporary philosophers: Quentin Meillassoux, Ray Brassier, and Iain Hamilton Grant. The book characterizes the milieu in which SR was born and charts how the tendencies of thought created from its birth have diverged into contemporary metaphysics. Readers will gain...
Topic: speculative realism
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Forgotten amidst the dusty archives of French technical literature lies a delightful little gem written by Louis Bachelier in 1914 entitled  Le Jeu, la chance et le hasard , or  The Game, Luck and Randomness . Popular in pre-World War I France,  Le Jeu, la chance et le hasard  offered the general reader of the time original insights into quantifiable patterns found in both casino games and financial markets; it was perhaps one of the first “how to get rich quick” books. But its...
Topics: Louis Bachelier, finance -- mathematical models, gambling, probabilities, game of chance
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Dec 29, 2023 Lee, Julian C. H.; Halilovich, Hariz; Landau-Ward, Ani; Phipps, Peter; Sutcliffe, Richard J.
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Monsters of Modernity  explores the contemporary human condition through a selection of globally iconic monsters. The authors explore diverse monsters for what they reveal about the world in which we live and for the ways that they enable us to address critical issues facing humanity. Although monsters might be feared and thought of as threatening, the authors show how each monster brings us to a deeper appreciation of various aspects of our troubled world, from gender relations, to the...
Topics: monsters, modernity
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Dec 28, 2023 Kapitan, Katarzyna Anna; Stegmann, Beeke; Vrieland, Seán D.
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From Text to Artefact  is a collection of twenty-seven essays in honour of Anne Mette Hansen, Associate Professor at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen and Curator of the Arnamagnæan Collection in Copenhagen, Denmark. The contents of the volume reflect the honouree’s interests in Nordic philology, manuscript studies and textual scholarship with a special focus on material philology. Each contribution presents new scholarship by expanding on...
Topics: Anne Mette Hansen, Arnamagnæan Collection, manuscripts, Nordic studies, Scandinavian studies,...
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Sep 11, 2023 Throop, Susanna A.
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This sweeping yet succinct new survey introduces readers to the history of the crusades from the eleventh to the twenty-first century. By synthesizing a variety of historical perspectives, the book deliberately locates crusading in the broader history of the Mediterranean, moving away from approaches focused primarily on narrating the deeds of a small section of the Latin Christian elite to explore the rich and contested complexity of crusade history.
Topics: Crusades, Medieval History, Mediterranean Region -- History, Crusades -- 13th-15th centuries,...
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Feb 28, 2021 Walther, Sabine Heidi; Jucknies, Regina; Meurer-Bongardt, Judith; Schnall, Jens Eike
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Res, artes et religio is a collection of thirty-nine essays in honour of Rudolf Simek, professor at the Department of German, Comparative Literature and Culture at the University of Bonn. The terms res , artes and religio describe the wide-ranging interests of Rudolf Simek, which centre around but are by no means limited to the area of Viking Age and medieval Scandinavia. The chapters gathered here, written by his friends, colleagues and students, match these interests and show the influence of...
Topics: Ruldolf Simek, mythology, religious studies, runology, saga studies, archaeology, linguistics,...